Ethnomedicine for skin treatment
Sandalwood (Santalum album) or Chandan (Hindi) is famous for its cooling and soothing effect. Indians have been putting vermilion on forehead (chandan tilak) to keep the head cool. It is also offered to the deities.
Sandalwood is highly aromatic and its trunk’s powder is used is cosmetic preparations, facepacks, facepowders etc. to improve skin texture and tone, soothe the tanned or acne prone skin. It is also advised in cases of eczema, rashes or prickly heat.
Author:Dr. Anju Dave